Originally Posted by sportyguy33
Bot All Pearls are cretaed Equally I find. the lighter pearls are much easier to spray While the some darks like Green and Purple I have a hard time getting to spray fine.
So what I end up doing sometimes is mixing Transparents or Opaques with Pearl White
Your idea of mixing colors into pearl white is interesting. Createx is overall thicker to begin with, then on top of that they really go overboard putting pearl powder in their pearl colors. It really thickens it even worse. Reducing it with more paint would definitely decrease the problems of reducing without a true reducer, but after using other paints, personally it's not worth my time.........and getting createx in one of my brushes.......the stuff just doesn't mix well with lacquer thinner, FYI.
I know it's not appealing to everyone because of the fumes, but if you're set up for it, you really should try buying a few colors of urethanes. It's really superior in every way but the fumes. Sprays so much better, dries fast, it's tough, don't have to worry about water WHEN (not if) your topcoat chips.
BUT........here's an idea for pearls with createx. Try getting ahold of some transparent base. Never seen it in a store but I know they make it. Then get some soft plastic pearl highlight powder and mix up a little. Won't take much powder. I do this with the urethane clears and highlight colors and it works very well.